In true fashion week style, every year needs at least one show that stands out for reasons other than just the beautiful clothes. Emerging designer Thomas Puttick presented his first fashion week collection at Fashion Week Australia, and didn't send any models down the runway. Instead, he invited a roster of inspiring women of all ages, and body shapes, to model the collection, and show how real women will wear his collection.
Among the "models" who took to the runway were artist Dina Broadhurst, stylist Yvonne Tozzi, actor Eliza Nicolls, and charity founder Aminata Conteh-Biger.
Puttick, who has worked and trained internationally and locally, with the likes of Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, and Christopher Esber, is at the top of our list of "names to watch". His collection featured fluid shapes, soft silk separates, and delicate lace—all super wearable pieces we can imagine slipping into any modern Australian woman's wardrobe.